Sex should be
taboo no more!
January 7, 2020
WHAT I mean is that the
open discussion of sex in public should not anymore be considered as
taboo. Given the terrible state in which this basic human faculty is
massively abused and misused today, we should proclaim the true
gospel about sex relentlessly, “in season and out of season” as St.
Paul once said. (cfr. 2 Tim 4,2)
I believe that a great
contributing and aggravating factor to this mess is precisely to
consider talking about sex in public as taboo, a no-no. This allows
the demons to pull their tricks on us unchecked. They would have a
heyday. And we, of course, become their sitting duck.
Of course, the discussion
should be done with tact and prudence. This is always the case
whatever the topic or issue is involved. But such tact and prudence
should not be taken to mean that we should be shy about talking
openly about sex.
Given the fact that people
nowadays can talk openly about anything, including the frivolous and
inane topics, we should be quite open also in talking about sex
which plays a very important role in our life.
The gospel truth about sex
is that it is a God-given human faculty that is charged with the
procreation itself of man. What that means is that through sex, man
cooperates with God in the creation of another man. It is therefore
a very sacred faculty, given the fact that of all God’s creation, it
is man who is considered his masterpiece.
This gospel truth about
sex should sink in deep in the consciousness of everyone. It should
produce the appropriate attitude, skills and virtues to conform
ourselves to such truth. It should be the seed for the development
of a very important virtue of chastity.
How to make this gospel
truth about sex to sink in deep in the mind and heart of everyone
should be challenge to all of us. We really should help one another
here, and find effective ways to counter, if not remedy and heal the
many disorders and anomalies associated with the grave abuses of
We cannot deny that for
many people, especially the young, their understanding of human
sexuality is practically detached from the law and nature of sex as
defined by our faith and as lived in union with Christ. It is all at
the mercy of their blind and erratic bodily and earthly conditions.
There is a lot of sexual
addiction and aberrations and perversions nowadays. People are
starting to even legalize and normalize them. Even little children
are not spared from this mess. Pornography is rampant and easily
accessible. Many people are not anymore in control of their
sexuality that has gone practically amok, in runaway wildness.
But despite this very dark
development in the world today, there is always hope. God never
leaves us despite terrible things we do to go against his will. In
fact, this serious world predicament of ours can occasion a great
and strong intervention of God.
But, definitely, we have
to do our part. Aside from relentlessly proclaiming the gospel truth
about sex in public and in private, let us promote the practice of
spiritual direction and confession, impart the skill of developing a
true spiritual life of prayer, sacrifice and recourse to the
sacraments, the development of virtues, especially chastity. The
virtue of chastity has to be ceaselessly given witness to and
The usual problem we have
is that we are not with God, although God is always with us. With
that condition, we have no way to resist the temptations that come
from our wounded flesh, the sinful allurements of the world, and the
tricks of the devil.
We have to understand that
we are nothing with God, a truth that up to now seems still to be a
breaking news to many people.